Diesel & Truck Technology
To prepare students to be competent technicians in order to gain employment and advancement opportunities in the field of diesel and truck repair.
About Diesel and Truck Technology
A shortage of skilled technicians in the diesel and truck industry has created a tremendous opportunity for employment. Because of the highly developed technology used on today's diesel and truck equipment, there is a high demand for certified technicians. When you become a qualified diesel and truck technician at NTI, you have excellent career opportunities – in an industry seeking to hire.
Why Consider the DTT field?
There are more than 25,000 truck/tractors based in NW Arkansas – plus trailers. NTI DTT graduate placement is consistently 100 percent. Almost all of the DTT students work part-time, holding evening jobs in truck shops. Starting wages are approximately $10 per hour, with the industry currently capping out at about $60,000 annually. Nearly every component on new trucks is computer controlled with electronics, including engines, transmissions, brakes, and A/C.
An NTI Diesel and Truck Technology graduate is qualified for a variety of job positions, including:
- Diesel Technician
- Parts Counter Sales
- Break Down Coordinator
- Warranty Clerk
What You Will Learn
Through the Diesel and Truck Technology program at NTI, you will learn to: Make adjustments to and repairs on a wide variety of makes and models of diesel engines. Keep up with the latest in government and industry safety and emission regulations. Work with employees and customers to obtain and keep a good job.
Diesel and Truck Technology Objectives
- To develop skills necessary to diagnose, repair, and service heavy duty diesel equipment and trucks.
- To become adept at analyzing truck component failure, servicing the components, using testing procedures, and troubleshooting.
- To develop an awareness of the importance of preventive maintenance and high quality workmanship.
- To recognize the importance of the involvement in student organizations.
Length of Program:
Three Semesters and One Summer Term
Approximate Cost of Books and Supplies:
*tuition subject to change without notice